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Cloudflare DNS service setup problems

AT&T accidentally blocked Cloudflare’s privacy DNS service

May 6th, 2018

Last month, internet performance company Cloudflare announced a “privacy-first” alternative to the domain-name servers that are normally controlled by your internet service provider. By changing a couple settings on your device or in your browser, Cloudflare’s DNS service prevents your internet provider from tracking your browsing habits and monetizing that data. It’s fast, often more …

WikiLeaks changes domain name, moves to Switzerland

December 3rd, 2010

After being ousted by Amazon’s Web Services, the controversial site WikiLeaks has run into another snafu, this time with its DNS provider, EveryDns.net. Via a statement, EveryDns stated that due to “interference issues” that are affecting the service of others, the company has ceased resolving wikileaks.org; the service was provided to WikiLeaks for free. In …

Facebook does face-plant for second time in two days

September 23rd, 2010

Those of you trying to get some Internet stalking done may have noticed that “the Facebooks” are currently down. This is the social networking site’s second major outage in as many days. All we know for the time being is a DNS error message is received when trying to resolve facebook.com. We urge everyone to stay calm, …

"Iranian Cyber Army" takes control of Twitter

December 18th, 2009

If you happened to be one of the many that noticed all was not well with Twitter’s site last night, here’s an example: control of the social media site — but not the all important API — fell into the wrong hands. The following is the message that was posted on the main site: Iranian …

Google launches Google Public DNS

December 4th, 2009

Google’s got your email, calendar, contacts, pictures, phone calls, text messages… heck, why not hand over your DNS lookups too. Yesterday, Google announced their newest service; say hello to Google Public DNS. Google explains that, “the average Internet user ends up performing hundreds of DNS lookups each day, and some complex pages require multiple DNS …